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Merriam-Webster: ‘Gaslighting’is 2022’s Word of the Year.

Credit: Merriam-Webster, Word of the Year 2022

From Merriam-Webster: Click here for the story: Word of the Year 2022: ‘Gaslighting,’

From FOX News:

Merriam-Webster names ‘gaslighting’ as its word of 2022

Merriam-Webster said lookups for the word “gaslighting” [“a deliberate conspiracy to mislead”] on its website increased 1,740% in 2022

It means downright deceitful. Manipulating. Misleading. Merriam-Webster has named its word of 2022 – “gaslighting.”

The official definition for “gaslighting,” according to Merriam-Webster, is the psychological manipulation of a person, usually over an extended period of time, that “causes the victim to question the validity of their own thoughts, perception of reality, or memories and typically leads to confusion, loss of confidence and self-esteem, uncertainty of one’s emotional or mental stability, and a dependency on the perpetrator.”

Merriam-Webster said searches for the definition of the word on its website was up 1,740% in 2022 over the year before.

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